Second Lt. M. Nishi, Leyte, Phillipines

Paul Sample, American, 1896 - 1974


November 1944

Graphite on paper

Overall: 12 × 18 in. (30.5 × 45.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of the artist, Class of 1920



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, bottom left: from his diary / 2nd Lt. M. Nishi / 1st Chutai (squadron) / HAP Plane - amorplated/ Left Akino Japan on Oct. 21 1944 / for philippenes with 11 other/ planes in his chutai. Only a / few planes arrived at / destination due to motor / trouble and combat losses. (Nishi/ brought down Nov. 27, 1944 by / our D 38i); inscribed, in graphite, bottom right: Jap flyer shot/ down at Bay Bay / Nov. 1944/ Leyte P.F.; signed, in graphite, bottom right: Paul Sample; on reverse, inscribed, along top edge, in graphite there is a paragraph of artist notes beginning with...: Oct. 21st 1st entry - left Japan. (this is followed by some legible and some illegible words).

Course History

JAPN 61, The Art of War: Stories, Paintings, Films, and Propaganda from Japan’s Modern Wars, James Dorsey, Winter 2012


The artist; given to Dartmouth College Library; transferred to present collection, 1983

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